Bastard Stepson Root Beer Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Even if this were his Father's Root Beer, he wouldn't know. The Bastard Stepson Root Beer started out as a wholesome traditional cream stout, but after mixing things up with a rowdy bunch from the other side of the aisles turned into something a bit more mischievous...
Everything you'd expect from a root beer is present: notes of vanilla, caramel, licorice, and sarsaparilla all meld into the creamy, decadent body of the base beer. Sip on a pint and be whisked back to your childhood, (which was hopefully better than the Bastard Stepson's) or couple it with vanilla ice cream for a truly delicious treat.
|Aroma||Smells like a normal root beer|
|Appearance||deep ruby, nearly jet black - silky, lacy and firm off white head|
|Flavor||Vanilla, caramel, licorice, sarsaparilla|
|Mouthfeel||Smooth, medium creamy body|
|Overall Impression||Reminiscent of root beer soda, with a bit of an alcohol kick|
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
used stevia instead and it came out amazing
I brewed this extract kit with the hope it could match Not Your Fathers Rootbeer. I didn't read the reviews saying it had a diet soda flavoring from the sweetener. After 6 weeks in the bottle, I cracked the first one to taste with high hopes....Boy, all I can say is it was the strongest diet aftertaste I have ever experienced. The wife tasted it also and agreed the batch was totally undrinkable. So after pouring 50 bottles down the drain I emailed the company saying the sweetener just kills this kit. I believe a substitute sweetener could make this a great brew and will try it once again in the future ....so be prepared to modify this kit as it's very bad with the current receipe...
My batch turned out good and it was what i expected. It is very sweet, so probably not a good brew for someone that doesn't like sweet flavored beer.
Turned out well though my on-hand priming sugar seems not to have carbonated as well as hoped.
Like the taste especially since it did not seem to have that "artificial taste" noted in the previous several batches.
Beats the heck out of the store version.
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